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How Can I Keep My Lips From Getting Chapped In The Winter
Find the cause: You are likely a mouth breather, usually due to nasal congestion. Keep your lips moist, treat the nasal congestion, will likely do the trick! best i can do with the limited info., check with a dentist if this does not help as several other much less likely conditions also come to mind and they could be treated by your dentist. ...Read more
I have really dry lips, i pick & lick them too I've tried all kinds of chap sticks & antibiotic but nothing works. How can I get soft beautiful lips?
My lips are dry and cracking i can't seem to use chap stick lip gloss or even vasoline because ill get a cold sore every time. Anything else i can try?
Try this...: Take a topical antiviral ointment like zovirax , denavir, or viractin and use it in combination with a lip balm or petroleum coating. You could even use abreva. These ointments have petroleum bases which will help lubricate your cracked lips and provide antiviral protection. Make sure you discuss with your dentist why you keep getting cold sores when applying these agents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hand get dry in the winter and sometimes crack. Blistex works well for the lips, could it work remarkably well for the cracks on my hands?
Winter dry skin: Any form of moisturizer is going the help, the thicker the better. If you have significant cracks in your skin, the addition of a prescription strength cortisone (like traimcinolone acetonide 0.1% cream or ointment) will help a lot as well. Otherwise avoid getting your skin wet or soaked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I use carmex and chapstick but I constantly get chapped lips daily. I keep it under control with the chapstick but i'd like for them to heal, anyideas?
May be lip eczema: Persistent chapped lips can be lip eczema, which may be treated like skin eczema, using Hydrocortisone cream (twice a day for 1 week) plus vaseline or aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes lip balm or lip sunscreen chemicals cause an allergic reaction. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can help. ...Read more
My lips are severely chapped in the uae but when i go home to the us, the problem disappears. What could be the cause, and how can I get them to heal?
Blame it on weather: Temporary lip chapping usually is due to change in temperature and moisture in the air. Even in us you will see that lips chap more in winter months than in summer months. The more you get used to weather over there better it will get. Try hydrating lip balm or chapstix. ...Read more
My lips don't produce their own natural moisture, they use to before but not anymore. How do I get them to? There always chapped.
Avoid licking them: Use chapstick regularly avoid licking them.Get a more detailed answer ›
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